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Historically Black Colleges and Universities

No Greater Waste of Money Than an HBCU

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 03.28.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

Given their mission, there is a rough road ahead for HBCUs in trying to reconcile low graduation rates, high loan default percentages, and low entry-level salaries for those who graduate against the rising definitions of value in higher education.

Maryland Running Out of Bets to Place on Unlawful HBCU Neglect

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 03.25.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

In a few months, the two sides of Maryland's historic legal battle over race-based discrimination against its public historically black colleges and universities will reach a conclusion in mediation.

'My Brother's Keeper' Must Keep HBCUs in Mind

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 03.04.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

'My Brother's Keeper' is the ideal introduction between America and its ever-expanding race problem, and it strikes in the places most necessary to evoke generational change; the minds and hearts of boys and young men.

Jarrett L. Carter

University Brings Brain Food To The Masses With Renowned Lecture Series

HuffingtonPost.com | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.31.2014 | Black Voices

Dillard University will welcome renowned gospel artist Kirk Franklin to the campus on Feb 6., an appearance made possible by the university’s signat...

Jarrett L. Carter

These HBCUs Are Embracing This Innovative Community Model

HuffingtonPost.com | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.31.2014 | Black Voices

A key element of urban sustainability is for a community to control its natural resources. A growing example of metropolitan communities taking owners...

Jarrett L. Carter

HBCUs Lead New Innovation In Urban Agriculture

HuffingtonPost.com | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.31.2014 | Black Voices

Officials at Virginia State University believe that a person with a little bit of land and a lot of work ethic can make a good living as an agricultur...

For HBCUs, the Proof Is in the Productivity

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 03.29.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

And as the nation scrambles to match the intellectual capacity of nations in the Middle and Far East for economic and national security interests, the tenor of the nation's conversation towards HBCUs has changed.

Jarrett L. Carter

University Tries New Method To Combat Crime On HBCU Campuses

HuffingtonPost.com | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.24.2014 | Black Voices

Leonard Hamm is looking forward to his teaching load this upcoming semester. A self-proclaimed “ordinary guy” who’s just looking to give Coppin ...

Jarrett L. Carter

Five Must-Visit Sites For HBCU Marching Band Fans

HuffingtonPost.com | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

The blare of the brass and penetrating thump of bass drums signals the start of the show; halftime at a historically black college football game. For ...

Jarrett L. Carter

Is Recycling At HBCUs A Thing Of The Past?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

In 2003, a comprehensive research study on African-American attitudes towards environmental issues was published. Dispelling Old Myths: African Americ...

Jarrett L. Carter

HBCUs Taking The Lead On Important Initiative

HuffingtonPost.com | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Weather monitoring satellites, hurricane tracking, atmospheric assessment, climate advocacy. Many Americans would normally associate these terms with ...

University Forbids New President From Living With Potential Love Interests

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

With the limited number of black, female university presidents, we're usually quick to celebrate any woman and college that can add the rare feat to t...

Jarrett L. Carter

HBCUs Taking The Lead In Major Area Of Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Howard University Interim President Wayne A. I. Frederick wants his students following you around the grocery store. He envisions HU nutrition science...

Jarrett L. Carter

HBCUs Take On New Focus

HuffingtonPost.com | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Morgan State University’s School of Architecture and Planning is at the center of a redevelopment plan for Baltimore City’s northeast corridor. Th...

10 Facts About HBCUs We Bet You Didn't Know

Posted 12.02.2013 | Black Voices

There are over 100 historically black colleges and universities in the United States. According to the Higher Education Act of 1965, an HBCU is de...

Millennial, Civic Leaders Advocate for America's Oldest HBCU

Christopher Norris | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

Many in the widespread coalition that make up "Heeding Cheyney's Call," are stating that the racially inequitable funding formula is the main reason that Cheyney, an all-time great institution, now has an all-time low student enrollment.

This HBCU's Med School Started With One White Student And One Black Teacher

Posted 11.09.2013 | Black Voices

On November 9th, 1868, Howard University opened their medical school with eight students and five faculty members. Among the eight students, seven...

Racism Drives Future of Maryland HBCUs

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

Will Maryland continue to hold fast to its tragic work of racial segregation, or will it recognize the blemish it has brought to the nation's post-Civil Rights work and seek to create opportunity for all of its citizens by building its historically Black colleges?

Grambling University Football Boycott: Canary in a Coal Mine

William H. Turner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
William H. Turner

The Grambling challenge is really about much more than this single incident involving a stellar black college sports team. It's about the collective cultural and social acceptability and the economic sustainability of black colleges in a so-called post-racial America.

Can HBCUs Be Saved?

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 12.14.2013 | Black Voices
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

HBCUs have to save themselves; an outside force can not do so.

Condoleezza Rice Should Be Howard's Next President

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 12.07.2013 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

Dr. Rice would be an immediate rock star in higher education, and her arrival would usher in a new level of attention and support for HU and HBCUs nationwide. As the Mecca goes, so goes the HBCU culture.

The Newest Hotspot for Global Education: HBCUs

Molly Corbett Broad | Posted 11.24.2013 | College
Molly Corbett Broad

The students HBCUs serve, who represent such an important and historically underrepresented group in higher education, will be better prepared to change the world because of their institutions' deep commitments to offering truly internationalized learning environments.

St. Paul's College and the Future of HBCUs

Benjamin Todd Jealous | Posted 11.20.2013 | Black Voices
Benjamin Todd Jealous

Saint Paul's demise should serve as a wake-up call to those who care about the future of HBCUs. For more than 175 years, the institutions have played a crucial role in African-American advancement. However, even the wealthier HBCUs are struggling financially.

Dreaming With Everybody

Shaan Khan | Posted 11.12.2013 | College
Shaan Khan

'Civil rights' does not mean, 'African American Rights.' We do not enjoy civil rights as Muslims, Jews, Christians, or Hindus. We do not enjoy civil rights as Italians, Indians, Africans, or Asians. We enjoy civil rights not separately, but together, as Americans.

Historically Black Colleges And Universities And The 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

Sidney A. Ribeau | Posted 10.23.2013 | College
Sidney A. Ribeau

HBCUs across the nation continue to prepare the next generation of our nation's African American leaders - graduates who are committed to social justice and improving the quality of life for disadvantaged populations throughout our country and around the world.